EPA chief delays methane rule at behest of oil and gas firms
To call Wednesday's visit by Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, in East Chicago, Indiana, highly anticipated would be putting it mildly. While visiting a Pennsylvania coal mine, Pruitt announced the new focus "means returning EPA to its core mission: protecting the environment by engaging with state, local, and tribal partners to create sensible regulations that enhance economic growth".
Prior to his appointment by President Donald Trump to serve as the nation's chief environmental regulator, Pruitt was attorney general of Oklahoma and closely aligned with the state's oil and gas industry.
Barbara Bolling-Williams, state president of the IN branch of the NAACP, said she is cautiously optimistic following Pruitt's visit, but added that his visit comes with the threat of "a skinnier EPA budget, fewer regulations - and rumors Chicago's regional EPA office could be shut down looms IN the background".
Demonstrators rallied in the lead-contaminated community to protest Pruitt's visit.
While Pruitt's visit was welcomed by officials in this small, industrial and Democratic-dominated city, he drew criticism from the union representing EPA workers.
The Trump administration's proposed budget included a 31 percent funding cut to the EPA and a 3,200-person reduction in its workforce.
They said they've only gotten "non-denials" in response.
WPD moving to new uniforms
What uniforms are available nationwide? The Wichita Police Department will be providing officers with new blue uniforms. The department made the announcement Thursday morning via social media. "We started out with a blank slate".
"Pruitt, "made commitments that we would have it right", Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly said". The school was closed in 2016 due to high levels of lead on school grounds and is located near the West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago, which is scheduled for demolition.
Chanting crowds weaved through streets of East Chicago on Wednesday near a Superfund site.
Eleven of the remaining families have found new homes and are in the process of moving, according to HUD.
"We can't drink the waters". "Ultimately, city residents - including but not limited to Superfund site residents - need full replacement of their lead service lines at no or greatly reduced cost to them", she wrote. Housing officials said their goal is to move out all families by May.
Forty-four-year-old Demetra Turner says finding a solution is the fight of her life. "There's a hope that actually seeing the problems, meeting the people, seeing their stories and hearing their demands and concerns would turn even the coldest of hearts", Geertsma said. Pruitt was scheduled to to tour the complex where roughly 1,000 people were ordered evacuated because of lead contamination.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is re-considering a rule that would limit methane emissions from oil and gas extraction operations.
The Environmental Protection Agency will begin reducing its workforce by offering buyouts to the agency's 15,000 employees after the White House issued an order for agencies to cut down their teams, the Washington Post reports.
YHB Investment Advisors Inc. increased its position in shares of Philip Morris International by 0.4% in the third quarter. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 787,671 shares in the company, valued at $80,854,428.15.
Mr Pence said: "We will not rest and will not relent until we obtain the objective of a denuclearised Korean Peninsula". The U.S.is trying to ratchet up pressure on North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.
Democracy and democratic elections are attainable by reference to the people's vote and respect to the law, he told reporters. However, Ahmadinejad said Wednesday that the Supreme Leader never barred him from rerunning for the presidency.
We have Daley Blind, who has experience in the position, and I think it is time for Jones and Smalling to be courageous - to risk. For Anderlecht , Andy Najar is still recovering from an injury, whilst Lukasz Teodorczyk is fully fit after being injured.
Opponents of Le Pen and her anti-immigration National Front party also skirmished with police outside a Paris rally this week. That's higher than the probability assigned to both Trump and Brexit at a similar stage before those votes, they pointed out.
Albert Gator is enjoying Internet fame, after protecting a young fan from a foul ball and instead taking the brunt of the bounce. The mascot uses his arms and body to protect the boy and the foul ball ends up bouncing off Albert Gator's foam-filled head.
BFM TV said he was known to police and Agence France-Presse said police were searching a residence in suburban Paris . Police have issued an arrest warrant for a second suspect who had arrived in the country by train from Belgium.
O'Reilly said in an April 1 statement that he had been unfairly targeted because of his public prominence. Before and after the accusations, O'Reilly remained one of the most popular commentators on cable news.
Facebook isn't the only corporation getting in on these new developments, but it's definitely the one investing the most into it. If you haven't noticed the little camera on the top left hand side of your Facebook app maybe it's time you checked out it.
For almost 200 years, Florida has had one of the strictest voting regulations in the country when it comes to released felons. Rick Scott took office in 2011, he largely reversed the policy to restore felon voting rights instituted under former Gov.
IPL 2017: Umesh Yadav likely to return for KKR vs KXIP
Umesh was the pick of the quick bowlers in the recently concluded India-Australia series, scalping 17 wickets in eight innings. But the circumstances now have clearly changed and Kallis' news has definitely raised the hopes of the fans.
Venezuela teen dies after shot near protests
Unidad Venezuela, a coalition of opposition parties, also organized marches in each of the country's 24 states. Treasury secretary. "We're watching it closely and working with others.to communicate those concerns".
APNewsBreak: Baby orca! Last killer whale born at SeaWorld
The orca's birth in San Antonio, Texas , follows a decision in 2016 by the Florida-based company to stop breeding killer whales . Spokeswoman Suzanne Pelisson Beasley said birth control and "social management" would prevent future orca breeding.
GOP health bill amendment to revive Obamacare repeal effort
The notion of border adjustment has received a cold reception in the Senate, and Trump has given conflicting comments about it. California, Connecticut, Maryland and OR have May 1 deadlines for rate submissions, and NY plans to keep its May 15 deadline.
United States rental rises at slowest in five years
Even in hot West Coast markets, where rental growth is notoriously strong, rent appreciation is starting to slow. Mortgage rates are down from their December highs, but still well above where they were before the election.
Richard Simmons addresses fans in Facebook statement
It is not always possible for people to solve problems themselves as "sometimes it's [the problems] just bigger than we are". Amazingly, Simmons decided this was the time to speak up. 'But it is yet to be determined, I would say'.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz will not run for reelection in 2018
Chaffetz entered office in 2009 and his indefinite departure from politics would leave Utah's 3rd District up for grabs. Chaffetz was re-elected four times in one of the most Republican congressional districts in the country.